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emotional intelligence

noun
1.
skill in perceiving, understanding, and managing emotions and feelings.
Abbreviation: EI.
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Examples from the web for emotional intelligence
  • These people seem to have high emotional intelligence.
  • Unfortunately, in many instances, emotional intelligence is compromised for the sake of toughness.
  • No one doubts that other skills, such as emotional intelligence and good management, are important.
  • With respect to elementary school teachers, it is far more valuable that they have a high emotional intelligence than book smarts.
  • He is clever and insightful--his emotional intelligence beggars his intellect--and blithely uninformed.
  • Apply emotional intelligence concepts to themselves and their workplaces.
British Dictionary definitions for emotional intelligence

emotional intelligence

noun
1.
awareness of one's own emotions and moods and those of others, esp in managing people
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Contemporary definitions for emotional intelligence
noun

an awareness of and ability to manage emotions and create motivation

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